The pressure you place on yourself can often be the worst of all. “What if I don’t post?” I asked myself over the past two weeks. And as I suspected, the world kept turning. We need consistency in our lives but we also need well-placed breaks. I hope you’ll forgive me of mine and join in this week.
Here’s my 5 minute brain dump…
I’ve missed the last two Sundays and it’s been totally intentional. It’s fun and games when you’re writing about hair or kids or something else that has the surface of superficiality. The reality is that the last two weeks have been some of the hardest in my entire life. And I’m caught in a situation where I don’t want to write about it, can’t write about it, wish I could write about it.
So instead, I’ve carried on. I’ve written my sponsored posts and talked about movies and Disney and all the fun that’s occurred over the past few weeks. But the hurt runs deep and the hurt often stays buried inside. Just like with your job.
You have a day that feels almost impossible but someone offers you a bagel and you say okay. Or you’re stuck at the bus stop when the last thing you want is to make idle chit chat but you do anyway. We make new fairy tales for ourselves every day. And even though we joke about it, everyone has their own personal hell to deal with and not everyone has their own little corner of the internet with which to deal.
Today, I ask that you extend me a little kindness (not that you wouldn’t) and just remember that others are dealing with an often unbearable amount of pain even if you don’t know it or see it.